U.S. Ford C-Max Sales vs. Toyota Prius V & Plug-in Sales

This blog compares Ford C-Max sales with it’s closest competition, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in.  Ford compares the C-Max Hybrid and Energi most often with the Toyota Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

The Toyota vehicles are the most similar drivetrain, technology, and passenger/cargo-type vehicles available to compare with the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. The data was obtained from Autoblog.  The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.

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Ford C-Max Hybrid Earns Top Safey Pick for 2014

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in a crash.  For 2014, the Ford C-Max Hybrid earned a Top Safety Pick award.  The details of the crash testing for the C-Max Hybrid are available at the IIHS website.  It received the top rating in the “Moderate overlap front”, “Side”, “Roof strength”, and “Head restraints/seats” categories.  It received the second best rating, acceptable, in the Small overlap front category.

Last year, the IIHS introduced a Top Safety Pick Plus award.  To qualify for the Plus award, the vehicle must be a TSP and have a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.  There were just a few vehicles, one being the 2014 Subaru Forester with optional equipment, that had top ratings in all five test categories and a superior rating for Front Crash Prevention.

The Prius V was not awarded a Top Safety Pick because the “Small overlap front” test   was poor, the worst of the possible ratings.  The Prius Lift-back received a Top Safety Pick Plus award.  An article published by the IIHS on small car testing is available on their website.

May 2014 Ford C-Max Sales Down 24% from 2013

Ford Motor Company said yesterday that 2,833 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in May 2014, down 24% from May 2013.  There was a month-over-month gain of 34% over the 2,111 sold in April.  Overall, Ford U.S. sales increased 3 percent from last year.

Complete data on U.S. Ford C-Max Hybrid, Energi, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in sales are followed in another blog but published later, because Ford doesn’t report the division between Hybrid and Energi sales until a later date.

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